The Port of Redwood City is the recipient of a $1.85 million grant aimed at supporting the facility’s ability to detect, respond to and recover from terrorist attacks.
The 2019 Homeland Security Port Security Grant given to Redwood City’s port was the largest in Northern California for a Port facility, and fourth largest in the nation, the Port said. The federal government provided $100 million in grants nationally to fund maritime transportation security enhancements.
Port of Redwood City officials said they will use their grant to fund a “new state-of-the-art Interagency Operations Center, training and exercises, and security infrastructure and equipment such as cameras, lights, fencing and a new jet dock and CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, explosive) detection equipment for the Redwood City Fire and Police Departments.”
“These improvements strengthen the Port’s collaboration with local, regional and federal first responder partners involved in maritime security,” according to the Port’s statement.
The funding comes amid another historic year in the amount of cargo and revenue generation at the Port of Redwood City, which recently announced a dredging project with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to maintain and improve the federal shipping channel.
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